We Are Just Eating ‘Content

And it isn’t doing us any good.

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Content material is what you do on-line. It is a film, a online game, an article you are studying, a tune. It is every little thing—you're actually dwelling in an enormous ocean of 'content material'. And we're drowning, slowly.

My extraterrestrial mates came to visit at present. They sat for tea, however as a substitute of speaking, I needed to indicate them just a little of Earth tradition. So, I turned on the telly, and laid again to observe The Queen's Gambit—my favorite something on TV proper now.

Then there was an issue. "What are we doing right here?" they requested. At first, I checked out them stupidly. Watching TV, duh. Then I noticed we have been having a kind of otherworldly altercations that vacationers have so usually. So I turned it off. We talked about it—over dinner.

Seems people are those doing it fallacious. TV, the Web, the entire shebang is simply plain silly.

When Tim Berners-Lee created the Web, I don’t assume he had at present’s model in thoughts.

He anticipated [the Internet] to be a citadel of studying, a sacred medium of communication. A haven for good concepts.

What was probably the most attention-grabbing factor I did yesterday? This foolish recreation somebody on Quora considered. You open Wikipedia, go to a random article, after which attempt to get to Hitler's web page within the fewest variety of clicks.

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